Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 25, 1983.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsRemarks
1983 and older model-year vehicles, except those equipped with diesel engines.As of 5/2/2006, the U.S. EPA cancelled National Fuelsaver Corp.ÔÇÖs fuel additive registration for the Platinum Gasaver/Platinum Vapor Injector. Use of this device will be considered a violation of federal laws. Additional information is available at: http://epa.gov/EPA-AIR/2006/May/Day-02/

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-134
  • Executive Order 134 / D134
  • ARB # D-134
  • Executive Order No: D-134
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-134
  • Resolution D-134
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-134 PDF

D-134 Document:



                                                        (Page 1 of 2)

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—134
                Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code


                      NATIONAL FUELSAVER CORPORATION
                        GASAYVER—PLATINUM INJECTION —


Pursuant to the authority vesteqa in the Air Resources Board by Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code; ana /                  —.

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and
39516 of the KHealth and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;            _

iT IS ORDERED AND RESOLYVED: That the installation of the Gasaver—Platinum
Injection manufactured by National Fuelsaver Corporation, Brookline, MA _
02146 has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of required motor
vehicle poliution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the
pronhibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1983 and older
model—year vehicles, except those equipped with diesel engines.

Th%s Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those submitted by the device manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as
exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance
of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
Order.

Marketing of this device using an ijdentification other than that shown in |
this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application other
than those listedu in this Executive Orger shall be prohibited unless prior —
approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board. Exemption of a kit
shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or
advertiseany component of a kit as an incividual device.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect that
the use of this device may have on any warranty cither expressed or implied
by the vehicle manufacturer.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS CR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE GASAYVER—PLATINUM INJECTION DEYVICE.


 NATIQONAL FUELSAVER CORPORATIQN                     EXECUTIVE ORDER 0—134
 GASAVER—PLATINUM INJECTION                          (Page 2 of 2)




 No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board" may be made
 with respect to the action taken herein in any advert1s1ng or other oral or
 written communication.                                              .

 Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or
 misieading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes viclation
 punishable as a misdemeanor.

 Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

      "43644.   (a)   No person Shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
      advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
      certification of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle
      poliution control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless that
      device has been certified by the state board. No person shall sell,
      offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle poliution
      control device as a certified device which, in fact, is not a certified
  —   device. Any violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor."

  Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
_ submitted to the Attorney General of California for such action as he deems
  advisable.


  Executed at El Monte, California, this    éagiQ?;ay       ly . ]983.




                                            . D. Drachand, Chief
                                   w       Mobile Source Control DLivision


                                       State of California
                                       AIR RESOURCESs BOARD              ~




    EVALUATION OF NAT IONAL
S _DEVICEFor                FUELSAVEBAEQBEQBAILQML
                                                            —PEANTINUM—TNJECTION—
                                   PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICL
                                                          E CODE SECTION 27156
                            #




                                        July, 1983


                                    State of California
                                    AIR RESQURCES BOARD




     EVALUATION OF NATIONAL FUE
                               LSAVER CORPORATION‘s GASAVE
     DEVICE FOR EXEMPTION FROM                              R—PLATINUM INJECTION
#
                               THE PROKHIBITONS OF VEHICL
                                                          E CODE SECTION 27156




                                           by
              _             Mobile Source Control
                  No   >                           Division —          —
                                  State of California
                                                                   .           —
                                  Air Resources Board
                                — 9528 Telstar Avenue                      —
                                                      |
                                _— El Monte, CA   91731




    (This report has been rev
                         iewed by the staff of the Cal
Board and approved for pub
                           lication. Approval doe
                                                       ifornia Air Resources
contents necessarily reflect the views and pol
                                                  s not signify that the
Board, nor does mention                        icies
                         of trade names or commercia of the Air Resources
endorsement or recommend                            l products constitute
                        ation for use. )           —


                                      SUMMARY




       National Fuelsaver Corpor
                                 ation has app]iéd for exe
                                                           mption from>the
prohibitions of Vehicle Cod
                           e Section 27156 for an add
                                                      —on device known as the
Gasaver-P]atinum Injection

       The operating principles of
                                     the Gasaver device were eva
                                                                 luated and found
not to adversely affect the
                              emission cg&zo]11ng compon
                                                         ents on current
model—year vehicles. It was
                               also found during the evalua
                                                            tion that the Gasaver
device has no effect on the
                             fuel economy of the vehicl
                                                        e tested.
      Since the device does not
                                  adversely affect vehicie emi
                                                               ssions, the sfaff
recommends that the exempt
                           ion be granted for the veh
                                                      icles as requested.


                                  CONTENTS



                                             Page Number


 SUMMARY
                                                   i
 conTENTS
                                                i1 _
 I. INTRODUCTION
                                                  100
 II. coNCLUSTONS
                                                 1
 III. RECOMMENDATTON
                                                 1
IV. DEVICE DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
                                                 2
v. DISCUSSION
                                                3




                                  11


                                                  State of California
                                                  AIR RESQURCES BOARL
           09




                   1.     INTR ODUCTI
                          _ 2   2i )iON
                                      UN
                          National Fuelsaver Co
                                               rporation, Brookline,
                                                                     MA   02146, ha
                                                                               s applied for
                  exemption from the proh
                                         ibitions of Vehicle Co
                                                               de4Secxiefl—2¥156‘f%n*i
                  aftermar                                                           fiT“‘4447fifufgiugigfi
                          ket add—on device kn
                                               own as the "Gasaver—P
                                                                     1atinum Injgection".
                  Exemption is sought fo
                                        r use of thé device on
                                                                a]f’]983 and older mo
                                                                                       de]-yeér
                  vehicles except those
                                        with diese} engines.
                       _ This report descri
                                            bes the Board‘s eval
                                                                uation of the devicé
                                                                                     apd its
                  findin gs.

                  II.    CONCLUSIONS




                the device has little
                                       or no effect on emissi
                                                              ons and fuel economy
                                                                                    of a 1981 —
                modelfyea§>vehic]e,equ
                                       ipped with 3—way cata
                                                             lyst and closed—loop
                                                                                   feed—back
                ‘controls.
                                     —
                III.    RECOMMENDATION —

                      Since the use of the
                                           device has no adverse
                                                                 emissions effect, the
                recommends that the                                                      staff
                                    Gasaver device be ex
                                                        efibted frofi the proh
                                                                             ibitions of
                Vehiclie Céde 27156
                                    for 1983 and older
                                                       model—year vehicles
                                                                           , except those
                equipped with diese]
                                     engines.
pertion.


IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

       The Gasaver device is basically aAvapor injection system.         It consists

of a plastic container (reservoir), tubing to remotely connect the reservoir

to the engine‘s intake manifold and a proprietary fluid.

      The reservoir is madé of molded plastic.         There aré two openings on the

reservoir; an outlet nipple with a 0.005 inch orifice at the upper part of the

reservoirandaninletopeningclosebottomthereservoir.A578—
inch fill pipe is made an integral pérv of the reservoir.          It is open at the

top to the atmosphere; its ébttom is connected to the reservoir‘s inlet

opening. A fill line is marked on the side of the reservoir to indicate and
limit the reservoirs‘ filling to approximate]y'pne—half of its volume ({nominal

fill is approximately one pint).                   —       —
         A "T" connector is used to link the connecting tubing through existing

vacuum lines to the engine‘s intake manifold.          The tubing ends are simply

slipped over the "T" connector and the outlet nipple on the reservoir and are

not clampéd.                   |               |

      — The Gasaver concentrate {approximately 1 oz.) is a proprietary fluid and

mixed with 12 oz. of water, poé;fbly distilled.
         In operation, negative pressure from the engtne intake manifold is —          ~ _

applied to the upper portion qf the reservoir through the cgnfiecting tubing.

This allows air from the ;tmosphere to enter through the fill pipe into the

bottom portion of the reservoir.     The air then bubbles through the fiuid and

rises to the upper portion ofvthe reservoir to be mixed there with the liquid

vapor.     This mixture is then drawn into the engine‘s intake manifold andjfiixed

with the air/fuel mixture charge being delivered to the engine cylinders.
                                          I
                                          #


V.    DISCUSSION

      In the past, the Board has evaluated more than a dozen vapor injectors

which bperate in a manner similar to'the'GaSaver aevice.    During these

evaluations, it was found that the air—bleed orifice size of the device

                    the devicewouldadversely—affectvehicularemissions.—The—
Gasaver‘s orifice {0.005 of an inch) is well below the maximum allowable lTimit.

      6fir1ng 1981, the Board performed comparative laboratory tests on a

typical vehicle to determine thedevice‘s poséib]e effect on exhaust emissions

and fuel economy.   The te;i data show that neither exhaust emissions or fuel

economy were influenced by-the device even after 1000 miles of_use.

      Thé applicant alleges that the plgtinUm solution aids in a faster and

mére comp]efe burning of fuel and "fuet savings will gradually improve up to

the 15—25 percent during the first 800—1000 miles of Gasaver use".

      Additionally, the applicant suggests that the platinum contained within

the concentrate coats the combustion chamber of the engine, which then reacts

in a simiTér4mann§r as a catalyti;rconverter found on most 1975 and newer

vehicles. However,; there is no egplanation offéred’by the— applicant as to how

the p]atinufi wili adhere‘to the cdmbustfién chafiber.

     - The—surface area of the engine‘s combustiofi'chamber is approximate]y—

60,000 times smaller than the surface area of a typical catalytic converter

due to thé porosity of the substrate used.   Furthermurg,vthe amount of

p1§§éinum found in the Gasaver concentrate was measg;e; and found to be one

hundredth of that found in a typical catalytic converter.


      The Board is unaware of any valid laboratory tests
                                                         which substantiate
the alleged benefit that the Gasaver device will aid in combu
                                                              stion and
subsequently, increase fuel savings.



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